Le Champlain Restaurant - Fairmont Château Frontenac

4.7
54 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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European

Le Champlain is in Quebec City, Quebec and it is a beautiful eatery that is a part of the Fairmont Le Chateau. The restaurant is a classic landmark that offers top quality cuisine thanks to the talents of Chef Stephane Modat. The eatery serves dinner and Sunday brunch. The dress code at the eatery is smart casual.





Le Champlain has some excellent options on the menu that you can try. Some of the appetizers include the citrus grilled octopus, wild ginger oyster cream soup and the smoked sturgeon. Main course options at Le Champlain include the Scandinavian char, elk, roasted lamb loin and roasted guinea fowl.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, Seafood, Quebec
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Hours of operation
Afternnon tea
Saturdays from 2:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m.

Dinner
From Tuesday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Brunch
Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(418) 692-3861
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Formal Attire
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Neighborhood
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High Tea
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r
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying at the Frontenac so the Champlain was an easy choice for dinner. Amazing menu with plenty of options depending on your pallet. Great service and amazing views of the St. Lawrence from the restaurant. Great experience on every level!

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OT
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime excellent service

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D
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had such a wonderful experience at Le Champlain... the staff was super friendly the food was outstanding the creme brulee was absolutely delicious... we look forward to our next visit... Merci 💕

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N
Los Angeles
126 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Best foie gras ever.
Fabulous presentation.
Knowledgeable waiter
Great wines

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PM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers. My husband had the sturgeon and I had the snow crab. I had roasted halibut, a special for the night and delicious. My husband had the scallops on the menu and he enjoyed his meal. Our servers were fantastic - attentive but not overbearing. The pacing of the service was perfect.

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EX
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant, lovely and memorable. It’s unique and charming in every way you could hope for. Keep up the great work.

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v
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

C’est notre deuxième visite tout était parfait l’ambiance ,le service ,la nourriture. Notre serveur nous a même montré la cuisine ,ce fut une très gentille attention. Merci pour cette belle soirée! Nous y retournerons sûrement ...

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely and special restaurant! The history is amazing and the waiter is very kind to share it. The food was fantastic, some caribou and Arctic char was simply incredible. We will be back!

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CP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Each dish was amazing and the wine paired to it was spot on! The our head waiter was friendly, attentive and professional, and described the wines very nicely as he served it. The waiter who delivered our courses was very knowledgeable about the ingredients and method of preparation. Both were patient with our questions, happily tolerated my rather rusty French speaking, and spoke in to English as necessary to give a full description of the food and wine. I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and will definitely return on my next visit to Quebec!

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TD
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We arrived at reception. The woman was on the phone. She didn't acknowledge us. The call ended and she went away. No greeting!! NO "I'll be right back!! NOTHING !!! Several minutes later we were seated by a man who was appropriate. We were dissed.

The hotel is a tourist trap. The bar was vulgar and TOO loud.

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VB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Les tables sont trop longue pour avoir une conversation .
Mais la nourriture est excellente un plaisir pour le palais .

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KF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to in the world. Unbelievable atmosphere, service and innovative food preparation.

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K
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the chef’s tasting with wine selections. Expensive, yes, but what a meal! From start to finish the food was creative, beautiful, tasty, and unique. Really fun and special evening. Take and Uber or walk, though, you won’t want to drive in that area of town, or after all that food and wine.

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T
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful time and great service. Dining here was one of the highlight of our trip. Bonus: My. little princess get to dine in a real castle :)!

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F
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautifully decorated, lovely menu and food, and exceptional service.

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T
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very over price. But my husband enjoyed his meal. But for myself, I was disappointed.
But I must say, I will gladly go back.

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JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, with great service and the food was innovative and delicious. Our waiter was both attentive and entertaining, would recommend for a special occasion as it is fine dinning. A wonderful experience and great way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.

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DM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very historic place, loved the Chef’s selection. Had the scallops and they were outstanding. Served local specialties and local products, delicious

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W
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our head waiter Wilson was outstanding - very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. The cuisine was varied and the pairings were well done. Recommend for special occasions.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious and Allysson provided us with wonderful service.

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JT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal in a beautiful setting. Could not have been better.

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RS
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and creative cuisine. The service was also excellent. First class all the way!

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SC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I had a terrible experience. I had the pre-fixed menu and found some items unpalatable. Unfortunately all they did was comp me some bottled water on a 100 meal. I found the value for the money to be very very poor for this suppose high end restaurant.

They take advantage of the tourists because they think that we won’t be repeat customers. I am writing this to warn all tourists to stay away.

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VC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely first rate in every way. Jonathan our professional waiter was exceptional along with everything else about the evening!!
A ‘stand out’ life experience!

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MK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was not bad. Service was very poor. Worst dining experience ever. Never go there. If you’d insist going, please check very thoroughly your bill. They might rip you off.

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JA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was very disappointing, you pay for the location and the service.

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JH
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dining experience with incredible food in an amazing atmosphere. We did have a window table which is far better than interior tables

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great tasting menu, nice staff

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DR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The room is well situated, overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Diners are warmly greeted and offered a glass of sparkling wine. There are other special treats, like a small hors d’oeurves and sorbet after the entree. The St. Lawrence Bay scallops were cooked perfectly. Our waiter was very attentive. We throughly enjoyed the experience.

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s
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the taster's menu with the wine pairings. Every course was a delight. Also enjoyed being greeted with bubbly and charming wait staff.

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YR
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner at the Chateau. The decor is stunning. And that’s what you are really paying for. The food was complicated and I don’t think I would choose the tasting menu again. Instead I would pick something from the main menu as other tables were more pleased with those options. I would go again as it really is a beautiful place and the service is excellent.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

1. Freezing by the window at the veranda. Cold air from above. Cold air from ventilation.
2. Asked our waiter politely if we could rise the temperature. Answer was" NO it's the maximum. I will bring blankets to put on ventilation ".They never came.
3. More than 20 minutes to be asked what we had decided.
4. Asked him to suggest some dishes and he replied. " No I can't do it. All our dishes are good. " No effort to help us.
5. Asked him to put in the centre all dishes one by one - only the soup that was first to be divided into 2 bowls. He said ok. One ball came only. When we reminded him he said that the chef  wouldn't do that.
6. Asked our red wine to be served in a bigger wine glass and he said" No. With the small one I know how to measure the amount of wine I am going to pour you. If you have ordered a bottle, I would have brought you the glass you asked".
5. The most ridiculous part is that when he brought the bill, he told me. It's 190 DOLLARS. If you make 215 that would be fine .
Never again. My expectations were as high as the hotels roof. Unfortunately we were let down.

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S
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. A place we never miss when in Quebec. Francois is an outstanding waiter very well versed in the foods/wine and most pleasurable. From the moment you walk in you know you are in for a treat prices here equivalent to other 4 star rated in the States but food quality service and presentation nears a Michelin star. When in Quebec do not miss this place. Pre dinner cocktails at the bar that also overlooks the St. Lawrence River a great way to start the evening, but don’t expect the US pour in Canada 1.5 once is the rule though you can order a larger drink at a much larger price

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DF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trip to Quebec. This was a high point.

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LD
Calgary
69 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very disappointed. Way over valued. Much better places in Quebec City.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is amazing. The welcome, decoration, food and service. Definitely will return.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were late for 1 hr due to the snow storm on our way driving to Quebec City, but the restaurant still reserved the window seats for us as what I reserved online! Very appreciated for that thoughtful arrangement! The atmosphere and foods are all great, there were also extra free snacks served before meals for refreshing our taste bud. Will recommend anyone who'd like to spend special occasion with their loved ones!

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JB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

While expensive, the restaurant (at least the room we were in) has a great view of the St. Lawrence and Dufferin Terrace area. The atmosphere is really nice and of course the Chateau is a great old hotel and was decorated for the Christmas Holiday, so it was a nice experience. The food was good, not great.

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OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

More than anything else, just go to Le Champlain Restaurant (located in Fairmont Chateau Frontenac) for the experience. You can hardly beat the setting within the beautiful Chateau overlooking the St. Lawrence River in beautiful Old Quebec City. The weekend brunch at the Le Champlain came recommended as a "must do" activity while in Quebec. Reservations are necessary. In my reservation (which I made about a month in advance), I requested seating by the window overlooking the river. When my partner and I arrived, the hostess (Stephanie?) saw the request but was unable to find a table for us by a window. However, she did give us the option of providing us with a window seat if we were to come back back in an hour. We gladly took her up on that request since we had wanted a later reservation anyway. Thank you Stephanie!

So, the setting is quite spectacular and the service we received by an older gentleman server was excellent! He was kind enough to offer to take our picture during our brunch. As for the food, there was quite an assortment of food brunch options (meats, cheeses, vegetables, breakfast eggs/omelets, breads, soups, and a large table of desserts). It was displayed very nicely in a large room. Overall, the food was very good, just not exceptional or great --- at least, not what you would expect for the price. And be sure, it is an expensive brunch. You're really paying for the experience more than anything else. And that experience (at least once), is definitely worth it. I would recommend the Le Champlain Restaurant brunch as a "must do" activity while in Quebec.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Champlain surpassed all of our expectations our server Matthieau was amazing friendly professional truly made our experience he went above and beyond even offering us a window table for dessert once is was cleared and the food was to die for we both had the red deer and is was so tender and flavorful bravo to everyone at La Chamlain

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